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Thomas 'Chet' Edwards

Thomas 'Chet' Edwards's Ratings and Endorsements on Issue: Conservative

Full Name: Thomas 'Chet' Edwards

Conservative

2010 American Conservative Union - Lifetime Score 30%
2010 American Conservative Union - Positions 17%
2010 Eagle Forum - Positions 33%
2010 Eagle Forum - Positions 33%
2010 FreedomWorks - Positions 47%
2010 National Journal - Conservative on Economic Policy Score 56%
2010 National Journal - Liberal on Economic Policy Score 44%
2010 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 46%
2010 National Journal - Conservative Composite Score 51%
2010 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 49%
2010 The Club for Growth - Positions 36%
2010 The John Birch Society - Positions (May 2010 - September 2010) 20%
2010 The John Birch Society - Positions (May 2010 - September 2010) 20%
2009-2010 American Family Association - Positions 22%
2009-2010 Americans for Prosperity - Positions 50%
2009-2010 Americans for Prosperity - Positions 50%
2009-2010 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 33%
2009-2010 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 33%
2009-2010 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 50%
2009-2010 Concerned Women for America - Positions 27%
2009-2010 Concerned Women for America - Positions 27%
2009-2010 Family Research Council - Positions 31%
2009-2010 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 16%
2009-2010 National Tax Limitation Committee - Positions 28%
2009-2010 The John Birch Society - Positions (January 2009 - June 2010 20%
2009-2010 The John Birch Society - Positions (Full Session) 20%
2009-2010 The John Birch Society - Positions (January 2009 - June 2010 20%
2009-2010 The John Birch Society - Positions (November 2009 - June 2010) 40%
2009-2010 The John Birch Society - Positions (November 2009 - June 2010) 40%
2009-2010 The John Birch Society - Positions (Full Session) 20%
2009 American Conservative Union - Positions 16%
2009 American Conservative Union - Lifetime Score 30%
2009 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 45%
2009 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 45%
2009 Eagle Forum - Positions 14%
2009 Eagle Forum - Positions 14%
2009 FreedomWorks - Positions 24%
2009 Heritage Alliance - Positions 5%
2009 Heritage Alliance - Positions 5%
2009 National Journal - Conservative on Economic Policy Score 51%
2009 National Journal - Composite Conservative Score 45%
2009 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 38%
2009 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 43%
2009 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 0%
2009 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 15%
2009 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Personal Liberties 21%
2009 Republican Liberty Caucus - Economic Liberties Score 20%
2009 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Personal Liberties 21%
2009 Republican Liberty Caucus - Economic Liberties Score 20%
2009 The Club for Growth - Positions 40%
2009 The John Birch Society - Positions (Full Year) 10%
2009 The John Birch Society - Positions (January 2009 - June 2009) 0%
2009 The John Birch Society - Positions (June 2009 - November 2009) 20%
2009 The John Birch Society - Positions (Full Year) 10%
2009 The John Birch Society - Positions (January 2009 - June 2009) 0%
2009 The John Birch Society - Positions (June 2009 - November 2009) 20%
2008 American Conservative Union - Positions 8%
2008 Eagle Forum - Positions 30%
2008 Eagle Forum - Positions 30%
2008 FreedomWorks - Positions 0%
2008 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 43%
2008 National Journal - Conservative on Economic Policy Score 47%
2008 National Journal - Composite Conservative Score 42.3%
2008 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 34%
2008 National Taxpayers Union - Fiscally Conservative Score F
2008 The Club for Growth - Positions 0%
2007-2009 The New American - Positions on Conservative Issues 8%
2007-2008 American Family Association - Positions 0%
2007-2008 Americans for Prosperity - Positions 0%
2007-2008 Americans for Prosperity - Positions 0%
2007-2008 Campaign for Working Families - Positions on Conservative Issues 18
2007-2008 Campaign for Working Families - Positions on Conservative Issues 18
2007-2008 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 22%
2007-2008 Concerned Women for America - Positions 33%
2007-2008 Concerned Women for America - Positions 33%
2007-2008 Family Research Council - Positions 23%
2007-2008 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 14%
2007-2008 National Tax Limitation Committee - Positions 3%
2007-2008 The John Birch Society - Positions 8%
2007-2008 The John Birch Society - Positions 8%
2007 American Conservative Union - Positions 12%
2007 Americans for Prosperity - Positions 0%
2007 Americans for Prosperity - Positions 0%
2007 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 5%
2007 Eagle Forum - Positions 18%
2007 Eagle Forum - Positions 18%
2007 Family Research Council - Positions 18
2007 FreedomWorks - Positions 20%
2007 GOPUSA - Positions 3%
2007 GOPUSA - Positions 3%
2007 GOPUSA - Positions 3%
2007 National Journal - Conservative on Economic Policy Score 51%
2007 National Journal - Composite Conservative Score 46.3%
2007 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 45%
2007 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 42%
2007 National Taxpayers Union - Fiscally Conservative Score F
2007 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Personal Liberties 46%
2007 Republican Liberty Caucus - Economic Liberties Score 32%
2007 Republican Liberty Caucus - Economic Liberties Score 32%
2007 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Personal Liberties 46%
2007 The Club for Growth - Positions 0%
2007 The John Birch Society - Conservative Index Score 10%
2007 The John Birch Society - Conservative Index Score 10%
2007 Traditional Values Coalition - Positions 0
2006 American Conservative Union - Positions 68%
2006 Americans for Prosperity - Positions 0%
2006 Americans for Prosperity - Positions 0%
2006 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 59%
2006 Eagle Forum - Positions 0%
2006 Eagle Forum - Positions 0%
2006 Family Research Council - Positions 42%
2006 FreedomWorks - Positions 58%
2006 National Journal - Conservative on Economic Policy Score 45%
2006 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 43%
2006 National Journal - Composite Conservative Score 45.7%
2006 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 48%
2006 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 28%
2006 The Club for Growth - Positions 38%
2006 The John Birch Society - Positions 33%
2006 The John Birch Society - Positions 33%
2006 Traditional Values Coalition - Positions 42%
2005-2006 American Family Association - Positions 47%
2005-2006 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 59%
2005-2006 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 59%
2005-2006 Concerned Women for America - Positions 57%
2005-2006 Concerned Women for America - Positions 57%
2005-2006 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 45%
2005-2006 National Tax Limitation Committee - Positions 18%
2005-2006 Partnership for America - Positions 75%
2005-2006 Partnership for America - Positions 75%
2005 American Conservative Union - Positions 36%
2005 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 12%
2005 Eagle Forum - Positions 53%
2005 Eagle Forum - Positions 53%
2005 Family Research Council - Positions 31%
2005 FreedomWorks - Positions 41%
2005 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 43%
2005 National Journal - Composite Conservative Score 42%
2005 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 36%
2005 National Journal - Conservative on Economic Policy Score 45%
2005 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 22%
2005 Republican Liberty Caucus - Economic Liberties Score 40%
2005 Republican Liberty Caucus - Economic Liberties Score 40%
2005 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Personal Liberties 40%
2005 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions 40%
2005 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions 40%
2005 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Personal Liberties 40%
2005 The John Birch Society - Positions 13%
2005 The John Birch Society - Positions 13%
2004 American Conservative Union - Positions 48%
2004 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 30%
2004 Christian Action Network - Lifetime Score 24%
2004 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 23%
2004 Eagle Forum - Positions 44%
2004 Eagle Forum - Positions 44%
2004 Family Research Council - Positions 42%
2004 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 46%
2004 National Journal - Conservative on Economic Policy Score 44%
2004 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 42%
2004 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 16%
2004 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions 38%
2004 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions 38%
2004 The John Birch Society - Positions (Fall) 40%
2004 The John Birch Society - Positions (Fall) 40%
2004 The John Birch Society - Positions (Spring) 13%
2004 The John Birch Society - Positions (Spring) 13%
2003-2004 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 47%
2003-2004 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 47%
2003-2004 Concerned Women for America - Positions 41%
2003-2004 Concerned Women for America - Positions 41%
2003-2004 FreedomWorks - Positions 36%
2003-2004 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 9%
2003-2004 National Tax Limitation Committee - Positions 14%
2003-2004 The Cato Institute - Trade Subsidy Votes Score 0%
2003-2004 The Cato Institute - Trade Barrier Votes Score 73%
2003 American Conservative Union - Positions 40%
2003 American Family Association - Positions 33%
2003 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 40%
2003 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 41%
2003 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 41%
2003 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 23%
2003 Concerned Women for America - Positions 31%
2003 Concerned Women for America - Positions 31%
2003 Eagle Forum - Positions 23%
2003 Eagle Forum - Positions 23%
2003 Family Research Council - Positions 23%
2003 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 39%
2003 National Journal - Conservative on Economic Policy Score 43%
2003 National Journal - Composite Conservative Score 40%
2003 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 37%
2003 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 26%
2003 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Conservative Issues 40
2003 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Conservative Issues 40
2003 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Conservative Issues 40
2003 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Conservative Issues 40
2003 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Conservative Issues 40
2003 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Conservative Issues 40
2003 The John Birch Society - Positions (Summer) 25%
2003 The John Birch Society - Positions (Summer) 25%
2002 American Conservative Union - Positions 36%
2002 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 30%
2002 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 25%
2002 Eagle Forum - Positions 40%
2002 Eagle Forum - Positions 40%
2002 National Journal - Conservative on Economic Policy Score 43%
2002 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 39%
2002 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 41%
2002 National Journal - Composite Conservative Score 41%
2002 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 21%
2002 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Conservative Issues 57
2002 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Conservative Issues 57
2002 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Conservative Issues 57
2002 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Conservative Issues 57
2002 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Conservative Issues 57
2002 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Conservative Issues 57
2002 The John Birch Society - Positions 45%
2002 The John Birch Society - Positions 45%
2001-2010 Keep America Safe - Positions 52%
2001-2002 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 34%
2001-2002 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 34%
2001-2002 Concerned Women for America - Positions 48%
2001-2002 Concerned Women for America - Positions 48%
2001-2002 Family Research Council - Positions 50%
2001-2002 FreedomWorks - Positions 15%
2001-2002 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 38%
2001-2002 National Tax Limitation Committee - Positions 8%
2001-2002 The Cato Institute - Trade Barrier Votes Score 64%
2001-2002 The Cato Institute - Trade Subsidy Votes Score 29%
2001 American Conservative Union - Positions 40%
2001 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 20%
2001 Family Research Council - Positions on Conservative Issues 40%
2001 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 36%
2001 National Journal - Conservative on Economic Policy Score 37%
2001 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 15%
2001 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions 42%
2001 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions 42%
2001 The John Birch Society - Positions 25%
2001 The John Birch Society - Positions 25%
2000 American Conservative Union - Positions 8%
2000 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 80%
2000 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 15%
2000 Concerned Women for America - Positions 23%
2000 Concerned Women for America - Positions 23%
2000 Family Research Council - Positions 33%
2000 Legion for the Survival of Freedom, Inc. (formerly Liberty Lobby) - Positions 0%
2000 Legion for the Survival of Freedom, Inc. (formerly Liberty Lobby) - Positions 0%
2000 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 28%
2000 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 33%
2000 National Journal - Conservative on Economic Policy Score 31%
2000 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions 27%
2000 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions 27%
2000 The John Birch Society - Positions 20%
2000 The John Birch Society - Positions 20%
1999-2000 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 13%
1999-2000 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 20%
1999-2000 National Tax Limitation Committee - Positions 15%
1999-2000 The Cato Institute - Trade Subsidy Votes Score 0%
1999-2000 The Cato Institute - Trade Barrier Votes Score 89%
1999 American Conservative Union - Positions 8%
1999 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 20%
1999 Legion for the Survival of Freedom, Inc. (formerly Liberty Lobby) - Positions 30%
1999 Legion for the Survival of Freedom, Inc. (formerly Liberty Lobby) - Positions 30%
1999 National Journal - Conservative on Defense/Foreign Policy Score 30%
1999 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 37%
1999 National Journal - Conservative on Economic Policy Score 34%
1999 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 15%
1999 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 21%
1999 The John Birch Society - Positions 23%
1999 The John Birch Society - Positions 23%
1998 American Conservative Union - Positions 8%
1998 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 5%
1998 National Journal - Conservative on Defense/Foreign Policy Score 11%
1998 National Journal - Conservative on Economic Policy Score 23%
1998 National Taxpayers Union - Spending Score 31%
1998 The John Birch Society - Positions 15%
1998 The John Birch Society - Positions 15%
1997-1998 60 Plus Association - Positions 0%
1997-1998 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 13%
1997-1998 Concerned Women for America - Positions 25%
1997-1998 Concerned Women for America - Positions 25%
1997-1998 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 20%
1997-1998 National Tax Limitation Committee - Positions 30%
1997-1998 The Cato Institute - Trade Subsidy Votes Score 25%
1997 American Conservative Union - Positions 28%
1997 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 11%
1997 Legion for the Survival of Freedom, Inc. (formerly Liberty Lobby) - Positions 20%
1997 Legion for the Survival of Freedom, Inc. (formerly Liberty Lobby) - Positions 20%
1997 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 25%
1997 National Taxpayers Union - Spending Score 30%
1997 The John Birch Society - Positions 18%
1997 The John Birch Society - Positions 18%
1996 American Conservative Union - Positions 20%
1996 National Journal - Conservative on Economic Policy Score 36%
1996 National Journal - Conservative on Defense/Foreign Policy Score 46%
1996 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 33%
1996 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 11%
1995-1996 60 Plus Association - Positions 6%
1995-1996 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 13%
1995-1996 Concerned Women for America - Positions 25%
1995-1996 Concerned Women for America - Positions 25%
1995-1996 National Tax Limitation Committee - Positions 15%
1995-1996 The John Birch Society - Positions 36%
1995-1996 The John Birch Society - Positions 36%
1995 American Conservative Union - Lifetime Score 35%
1995 American Conservative Union - Positions 25%
1995 Legion for the Survival of Freedom, Inc. (formerly Liberty Lobby) - Positions 10%
1995 Legion for the Survival of Freedom, Inc. (formerly Liberty Lobby) - Positions 10%
1995 National Taxpayers Union - Spending Score 36%
1994 American Conservative Union - Positions 38%
1994 Competitive Enterprise Institute - Positions on Agriculture 0%
1994 Competitive Enterprise Institute - Spending Score 20%
1994 Competitive Enterprise Institute - Environment Score 60%
1994 Competitive Enterprise Institute - Trade Score 100%
1994 Competitive Enterprise Institute - Deregulation Score 57%
1994 Competitive Enterprise Institute - Taxes Score 100%
1994 Competitive Enterprise Institute - Budget Score 32%
1994 Competitive Enterprise Institute - Total Score 36%
1993 American Conservative Union - Positions 33%
1993 Legion for the Survival of Freedom, Inc. (formerly Liberty Lobby) - Positions 50%
1993 Legion for the Survival of Freedom, Inc. (formerly Liberty Lobby) - Positions 50%
1991-1992 Christian Voice - Positions 43%

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